New in 2021: Bonhomme Richard will be turned into scrap

Navy Times:  The once-mighty amphibious assault ship Bonhomme Richard will retire from service in 2021, becoming little more than scrap following a devastating fire this summer. Big Navy was forced to conclude that getting the big-deck amphib back into the fight would just cost too much.

Bonhomme Richard will be decommissioned and scrapped sometime in 2021, Rear Adm. Eric Ver Hage, commander of the Navy Regional Maintenance Center, said in November.

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